Does the news upset you to the point where you feel it’s hard to watch or read anymore? I think we all feel this way at times. For me, lately, I have a hard time reading about crimes or atrocities committed against men who have little recourse in the legal system or whose lives are deemed by society to be expendable. Readers mail in many of these articles and at times, I feel helpless and angry to the point where I wonder if there is much I can do. And yes, keep sending those in because I do appreciate hearing from all of you. br /br /But when my anger and frustration get to be too much, this is when I decide to pursue more positive activities for a while until my mental state goes back to neutral and I can think more clearly. My positive activity has been to re-read a book entitled a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1583940081?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1583940081″span style=”font-style:italic;”Krav Maga: How to Defend Yourself Against Armed Assault /span/a and to think about returning to the Kra Maga lessons I was taking about two years ago a href=”http://drhelen.blogspot.com/2008/07/krav-maga.html”that I described here./a br /br /I think feeling that you have some control over your own life despite all that goes on in the world is important. How do you manage to make your own life better, freer or more fun, despite the problems going on in the world? Do you have hobbies, interests or pursuits that lead you to a more positive place? If so, share them with me (us) and maybe we can learn something.